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28 Mar. 2017

Allies take further steps to enhance resilience

Officials and experts from NATO Allies and partners will discuss improving national resilience against evolving security challenges at a seminar in Bucharest on 28 and 29 March 2017. NATO Heads of State and Government pledged to increase Allied resilience at the Warsaw Summit in July 2016.

2 Mar. 2017

Secretary General: Switzerland is a valued NATO partner

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg stressed the value of the Alliance’s partnership with Switzerland during a visit to Bern and Geneva on Wednesday and Thursday (1-2 March 2017).

28 Feb. 2017

Statement by the NATO Spokesperson Oana Lungescu on developments along administrative boundary lines in Georgia

I am concerned by the announced closure of two crossing points along the administrative boundary line of the Abkhazia region of Georgia. Closing these crossing points, which are used daily by hundreds of citizens, will have a negative impact on the situation on the ground and stability in the region. It will restrict freedom of movement, affecting the livelihoods of local residents.

5 Feb. 2017

NATO launches training effort in Iraq

NATO launched a new training programme in Iraq on Sunday (5 February 2017), teaching Iraqi security forces to counter Improvised Explosive Devices (IED). Around 30 enlisted soldiers are participating in the first five-week course. ''NATO's training and capacity building in Iraq is strengthening the country's ability to fight ISIL and provide for its own security,'' said NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg.

18 Jan. 2017

From Warsaw Summit to Brussels Summit, NATO Chiefs of Defence discuss ongoing work

On 17 and 18 January 2017, the NATO Chiefs of Defence gathered for the 176th Military Committee in Chiefs of Defence Session (MCCS) at NATO Headquarters in Brussels. The meetings included discussions on improving NATO’s Command Structure, continuing defence & deterrence measures, projecting stability through Counter Terrorism projects and the continued support of the Resolute Support Mission. NATO Chiefs of Defence also met with Partner Nations to share views on regional security and enhanced cooperation. The MCCS concluded with a session dedicated to Russia and its relationship towards NATO.

13 Jan. 2017

Deputy Secretary General joins security leaders at Snow meeting

NATO Deputy Secretary General Rose Gottemoeller visited Lithuania on Thursday and Friday (12 and 13 January 2017) to participate in the high-level Snow Meeting, bringing together Lithuanian and international security experts. In the margins of the forum, Ambassador Gottemoeller met with Lithuanian Foreign Minister Linas Linkevičius and Defence Minister Raimundas Karoblis.

15 Dec. 2016

NATO celebrates 25 years of munitions safety efforts

On 15 December 2016, NATO’s Munitions Safety Information Analysis Center (MSIAC) celebrated 25 years of improving participating nations’ efforts to develop, procure and use safer munitions with designed-in protection against accidents.

15 Dec. 2016

Chairman of the NATO Military Committee thanks Germany for its leading role in international security and stability

The Chairman of the NATO Military Committee General Petr Pavel visited Germany on 8-9 December 2016, where he met with Chief of Defence, General Volker Wieker, the Ministry of Defence Director-General for Strategy and Operation, Lieutenant General Dieter Warnecke and other high level political and military officials.

15 Dec. 2016

Emerging security risks for energy flows across South Caucasus

Energy security is high on the political agendas of both NATO member states and partner countries. At the NATO Summit in Warsaw in July 2016, Allied leaders highlighted that energy developments can have significant political and security implications. Stable and reliable energy supplies, the diversification of import routes, suppliers and energy resources, and the interconnectivity of energy networks are of critical importance and increase resilience against political and economic pressure.

9 Dec. 2016

NATO marks UN International Anti-Corruption Day

December 9th is UN International Anti-Corruption Day, aimed at raising awareness of corruption and the role of the United Nations Convention Against Corruption in combatting it. This year’s theme is ‘United Against Corruption for Peace, Development and Security’ – and NATO’s anti-corruption work makes a real contribution to UN efforts in this regard.

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